Mechanical Engineering

Solve complex problems with energy, materials and mechanics.

As a USD mechanical engineering student, you will learn to understand and solve technical challenges by using principles of applied mechanics and the thermal sciences, combined with manufacturing and engineering design, to develop new and innovative ways to make life better. With dedicated faculty who are invested in their students, small class sizes, a background in the liberal arts and a solid foundation of analytical, computational and hands-on skills, our graduates emerge from the program prepared with confidence and technical prowess to launch their careers.

Program Snapshot

  • BS/BA Dual Degree
  • 147 Units (hours)
  • ABET Accredited
  • $61K Starting Salary

Become a Mechanical Engineer

Our career professionals, advisors and faculty are here to help you navigate and access the multitude of resources you'll need to thrive academically. They'll help you map out the right path for you, from your first year through graduation — and beyond.

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See what's needed to complete the ME program.

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Where your designs come to life.

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See what you can do with a mechanical engineering degree.

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Craft a personalized career path.

Get to Know Your Professors

Casual Conversations with ME faculty

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Daniel Codd, PhD studied solar energy at MIT.
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The key to success is showing up, says Imane Khalil, PhD.